Up-Close-and-Personal House Concerts
“ABS Exclusives” are opportunities for patrons to meet, greet, and hear ABS musicians and ABS Academy alumni in up-close-and-personal house concert events. Limited to 25 seats or less on each date, “ABS Exclusives” include a concert, hors d’oeuvre, and plenty of wine. Following the concert, audience members have an opportunity to visit with the musicians on a one-on-one basis.
“Into the Woods”
Bethanne Walker, flute • Tomà Iliev, violin
Gabriel Benton, harpsichord
Sunday February 23 2020 4:00 p.m.
Presented at the San Francisco home of Tom Driscoll & Nancy Quinn

Revel in a feast for all the senses in a beautiful Mission Revival home nestled atop a hill in San Francisco’s St. Francis Wood neighborhood with a spectacular view of the city. Enjoy a private tasting tour of Tom Driscoll’s famous wine cellar and scrumptious hors d’oeuvre from Delicious! Catering following a splendid musicale offered by ABS Academy alumni featuring flutist Bethanne Walker, Bulgarian-born violinist Tomà Iliev, and harpsichordist Gabriel Benton. Music from France will surely inspire our distinguished connoisseur sommelier!


Jean-Marie Leclair
Deuxième récréation de musique , Op.8 

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Sonata in A Major for Flute and Violin, Op. 51, no. 5 

Antoine Forqueray
La Boisson, La Sylva, and Jupiter
from Pièces de clavecin, Suite V
Jesse Blumberg, baritone & Steven Bailey, piano
Sunday March 22 2020 4:00 p.m.
Presented at the San Francisco home of Elizabeth Wilson

A favorite of ABS audiences for his performances of Handel’s  Messiah  in Grace Cathedral and Bach’s Passions, Jesse Blumberg’s “focused baritone is perfect for German lieder, with its finely honed, luminous timbres” ( Washington Post ). Acclaimed for his “golden tone” by  The New York Times , he will present Robert Schumann’s  Liederkreis  cycle on nine poems by Heinrich Heine along with a selection of songs by one of the first American composers of international renown, Charles Ives.


Robert Schumann
Liederkreis , Op.24

Charles Ives
Memories, A & B
Tom Sails Away
The Cage
The Circus Band
The Children’s Hour
plus others
ABS Exclusives are important fundraising opportunities that support all the programs at ABS. Single tickets are $200 each. Support ABS and enjoy one-of-a-kind events with some of our audience's favorite artists.
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